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Thief runs off with money from bank



Update: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4:43 p.m.:


Officials at Columbia Public Schools confirmed Grant Elementary and Douglass High School went on a brief lockdown because of the bank robbery.


The lockdown lasted about 15-20 minutes. The outside doors were locked during the lockdown.



Original Story:


Columbia police are on the lookout for a bank robber.


Witnesses said a man entered Landmark Bank on North Garth just before 10 a.m. He handed the teller a note demanding money. The robber implied he had a weapon, but never showed one.


The thief ran away from the bank with money. No one was hurt.


Hereâ??s the description witnesses gave:


-White male

-About 5â??9 to 5â??10

-160 to 170 pounds

-Last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt with glasses


If anyone has any information about this robbery or saw anything suspicious youâ??re urged to call the Columbia Police Department or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.

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